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This article is about a famous dog. Please see Nipper (tool) and Nipper (comic) for other meanings.
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Nipper shown on a 1920s HMV disc record label

Nipper was the dog portrayed in the picture His Master's Voice, who was born in 1884 in Bristol, England, and died in September 1895. He was a mixed-breed dog, part Bull Terrier with a trace of Fox Terrier. It has also been claimed in various sources that he was a Fox Terrier, a Rat Terrier, or an American Pit Bull Terrier (unlikely, since he was not an American dog). He was named Nipper because he tried to bite visitors in the leg.

After his death, his former owner Francis Barraud painted a picture of him listening intently to a wind-up phonograph, which became, in a modifed form, the trademark of Victor and HMV records. RCA still uses a terrier called Nipper as its mascot.

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